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River Basin Dynamics and Management with GIS MSc


Course Description

River basins are of fundamental importance to the world’s population. Research training in water dynamics and management are demanded by both industry and academia. The University has a world-class reputation for water-related research and GIS development in an environmental context. This programme builds on that success.

Core components are river basin hydrology and basic environmental GIS. Students choosing a River Basins (RB) pathway gain advanced knowledge and skills in channel hydraulics and sediment transport, river ecology and environmental assessment. Students on a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) pathway gain advanced knowledge and skills in GIS for environment, GIS programming and digital image analysis and remote sensing.

This highly practical course advocates learning by doing and is assessed 100% by coursework. We host guest lecturers from business, industry and academia, visit work places and conduct a series of field-, laboratory- and PC-based practicals. You also have the chance to take a work placement module.

More information

The programme offers a detailed understanding of the principles of water resource management and an appreciation of the institutional and legal frameworks impacting on river basin management. You learn to formulate important research questions and design methodological approaches to answer them; and to develop quantitative analyses skills.

This programme is available part time, allowing you to combine study with other commitments. You can work to fund your studies, or gain a new qualification without giving up an existing job. We aim to be flexible in helping you to put together a part-time course structure that meets your academic goals while recognising the constraints on your study time.

The programme manager is Dr Paul Kay.

You can also study this subject at Postgraduate Diploma level.

We offer some of the modules on this programme as standalone Continuing Professional Development modules.

Accreditation

Our River Basin Dynamics and Management with GIS programme is accredited by Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Course content

This programme delivers advanced pure and applied education and training in key modern and developing fields of catchment dynamics and management and GIS. This is achieved across the modules of study by developing research methods (15% time), communication and interpersonal skills (10%), independent working (10%), instruction in advanced techniques (10%), specialist disciplinary knowledge (15%), quantitative skills training (15%), field skills training (10%) and vocational/employability/research career awareness and training (15%). As such the programme emphasis is on practical work, is assessed by 100% coursework (no exams) and permits considerable interaction of students with industry and business.

If you study this programme part-time you will study fewer modules in each year.

Course structure

Compulsory modules

  • Professional Development 15 credits
  • Dissertation 60 credits
  • Issues and Skills for River Basin Dynamics and Management 30 credits

For more information on typical modules, read River Basin Dynamics and Management with Geographical Information Systems MSc Full Time in the course catalogue

For more information on typical modules, read River Basin Dynamics and Management with Geographical Information Systems MSc Part Time in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

Teaching is mostly delivered through practical work, but also includes lectures, tutorials, fieldwork and seminars.

Assessment

Assessment is entirely by coursework, not examinations. You’ll need to show you can conduct independent in-depth enquiry and evaluate and criticise received opinion. You’ll apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area and will complete an independent masters-level dissertation.

Career opportunities

This programme offers a range of transferable, marketable skills required to obtain employment in river basin processes and management or to pursue a career in research and education.

Typical roles undertaken by our recent graduates are:

  • Assistant Analyst
  • Flood warning Engineer
  • Graduate Engineer
  • Graduate Water Scientist/Catchment Scientist
  • Hydrologist/Hydrogeologist
  • Licensing Officer
  • Planning Liaison Officer
  • PhD study
  • Projects Co-ordinator
  • Water Resource Manager.

Some of the organisations our graduates work for are:

  • Arup
  • Ballinderry Fish
  • Black and Veatch
  • Carlbro
  • Consultant Engineers
  • Dales Water Services Ltd
  • Environment Agency
  • Farrer Consulting
  • Hatchery Ltd
  • JBA Consulting
  • Scott Wilson
  • Yorkshire Water.

Careers support

The School of Geography has a very strong commitment to enhancing student employability. Read more about our employability support.

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.


Visit the River Basin Dynamics and Management with GIS MSc page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

International Geography Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

The School of Geography, University of Leeds, is offering a number of partial fee scholarships for Master students. These scholarships are designed to provide exceptional opportunities to students of outstanding ability, achievement and potential. The scholarships range from £500 up to £2500 and can only be used as a partial tuition fee payment.Join one of the largest geography departments in the UK where your teaching is enriched and underpinned by internationally recognised
research. We are currently ranked in the UK top five for research power (REF, 2014) and in the UK top 10 for student experience (Times Higher Education, 2015).If you choose to study a Masters at Leeds, you will be taught by experts in their field who share your passion for the subject. You will enjoy a truly international student atmosphere and leave with excellent graduate employment prospects thanks to our strong links with industry.Our programmes reflect the School's research interests across the broad spectrum of physical and human geography:
• MSc Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
• MSc River Basin Dynamics and Management
• MSc Environmental Water Consultancy
• MA Global Urban Justice.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£500-2,500

Eligibility

You must first hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of an academic place on the eligble School of Geography Masters programmes for the academic year commencing September 2016, and be designated by the University as being of international fee status. All applications will be assessed on a competitive basis. A scholarship award cannot be deferred and will lapse if not accepted in September 2016.

Application Procedure

Please submit a completed School of Geography Scholarship application by email to [email protected] by the deadline.An automated email response will confirm receipt of the scholarship application, please note that no further correspondence will be sent until the awards have been allocated by a sub-committee of programme leaders led by the Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies in the School of Geography.

Further Information

http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/study/masters/funding/


(Scholarship)

UK/EU Geography Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

The School of Geography, University of Leeds, is offering a number of partial fee scholarships for Master students. These scholarships are designed to provide exceptional opportunities to students of outstanding ability, achievement and potential. The scholarships range from £500 up to £2500 and can only be used as a partial tuition fee payment.Join one of the largest geography departments in the UK where your teaching is enriched and underpinned by internationally recognised
research. We are currently ranked in the UK top five for research power (REF, 2014) and in the UK top 10 for student experience (Times Higher Education, 2015).If you choose to study a Masters at Leeds, you will be taught by experts in their field who share your passion for the subject. You will enjoy a truly international student atmosphere and leave with excellent graduate employment prospects thanks to our strong links with industry.Our programmes reflect the School's research interests across the broad spectrum of physical and human geography:
• MSc Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
• MSc River Basin Dynamics and Management
• MSc Environmental Water Consultancy
• MA Global Urban Justice.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£500-2,500

Eligibility

You must first hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of an academic place on the eligble School of Geography Masters programmes for the academic year commencing September 2016, and be designated by the University as being of UK/EU fee status. All applications will be assessed on a competitive basis. A scholarship award cannot be deferred and will lapse if not accepted in September 2016.

Application Procedure

Please submit a completed School of Geography Scholarship application by email to [email protected] by the deadline.An automated email response will confirm receipt of the scholarship application, please note that no further correspondence will be sent until the awards have been allocated by a sub-committee of programme leaders led by the Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies in the School of Geography.

Further Information

http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/study/masters/funding/



Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in geography or a related subject, eg environmental sciences or ecological sciences. Relevant work experience is viewed positively and is taken into account particularly for candidates whose first degree grade is slightly below our requirement. If you’re interested in this programme but are unsure if you have the necessary background, please get in touch with us to discuss your position. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in in any component

Last Updated

10 August 2017

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